View Poll Results: Are the hair type boards (e.g. 3a, 4b) a success?
Yes, it is great to find and exchange more tailored advice. 26 48.15%
No, it sucks and is pointless. 6 11.11%
It's ok, I could take it or leave it. 21 38.89%
There are hair type boards? Who knew? 1 1.85%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

Hair-type boards - success or failure?

We've had them for a while now, and they seem to be flourishing with lots of helpful, tailored advice and exchange on all of the boards, with the most activity on the type 3 and 4 boards.

What does everybody think? Feel free to explain your vote in a post.
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

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I love the idea, but I have so many hair types on my head (ranging from 2c to 3c) that i cant keep up with all 4 of them!! and also, i beleive each persons hair is different--so what works on some 3b's, might now work on others....
but dont take this offensively, nc.com girls!! i know that it was meant to try to help and i love the idea!! its also nice to have someplace to look specifically!
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i would love more controlled looser curls.
I voted take it or leave it. I read 3a and 3b sometimes but I usually can find most any info I need on the the product review or general hair board.
This will sound silly, but it bugs me to click on a forum and there's only 1 or 2 new threads on it. I like to see a whole bunch at one time.
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I agree with both of you, and visit lots of different boards for different reasons.

Even though I could live without the hairtype boards too, I think they have been kind of handy as a form of shorthand to hair advice. (and it's much easier for me to skip out on plopping threads now than before ).
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
I honestly love them though I wish the 2's weren't as slow as they are. Come on wavies! :P I usually read the 2b, 2c, and 3a forums. Occasionally I'll venture into the 2a forum.
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I voted take it or leave it for the some reason as jeepcurlygirl.
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I think they're a great idea, but I also think they move too slowly. But I think it's nice, especially for a newbie, to be able to at least start in one place and narrow some things down.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
When I started reading these boards, I spent most of my time reading the hair-type forums, partly to help me figure out which ones were on my head, and then to narrow down the huge number of styling product/technique options. I bought a couple products that other 2B's seemed to like and started from there.
Now I read the general board and the product review board more often, but I still check the 2B and 3A boards.
Probably a 2B but with some 3A mixed in... mostly DevaCurl these days.
I voted that I liked them, although I agree with the others who did - they are slow and I get all excited when a I see there's been some activity .
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I like them, and I'll check the 3A and 3B boards whenever there are new posts.
When I started reading these boards, I spent most of my time reading the hair-type forums, partly to help me figure out which ones were on my head, and then to narrow down the huge number of styling product/technique options. I bought a couple products that other 2B's seemed to like and started from there.
Now I read the general board and the product review board more often, but I still check the 2B and 3A boards.
Originally Posted by dianas
That is great! If Gretchen and Michelle check out this thread, this post is good validation for the utility of the hairtype boards.

But also agreed with everyone else about it being more fun/exciting to post on boards with more traffic. In the end, I like having the variety of resources, but do like the quick action of faster moving boards too
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
I know about the other boards but I often forget to check them. And I have multiple hair types so I'd be checking several.

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i totally love them. it makes things alot easier for me.
I love them also. I think they are especially helpful to those who are new and not sure of what to do or where to look. Not everyone is familiar with doing searches, and sometimes searching for particular topics can be tiresome and frustrating. Sometimes seeing ladies with hair that resembles yours if a great place to start, and eliminates having weed through various threads or post the same questions over and over again. You can just ask that person(or particular people) direct questions; kinda providing "specialized" help.

But at the same time, having separate boards doesn't mean that you can't post elsewhere or are limited to just posting on your "type" board. I don't just post on one board. I post on all that I feel I can contribute to, and can learn from, and is never limited to just types.

Variety is a good thing.
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I love he idea of them, but the 2's are too slow to keep me coming back.

Maybe there should be more of a "wavy" and "curly" breakdown, instead of the many hairtypes?

As a wavy, I find that I get off track by reading so much stuff on the general board. I try to apply stuff to my wavy hair that just doesn't work because it's meant for a curly.
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i like them, read 3b regularly and lurk a bit on 3c, but if i want a lot of people to see something i post on general hair board.
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